Dementia care conference coming in February 2015

November 24, 2014
Area(s) of Interest: Patient Care Professional Development & Education 

The California Partnership to Improve Dementia care is presenting a one-day conference, Dementia Care California: Sustaining Momentum and Success, in both northern and southern California in February. The program will be offered in Sacramento on February 23 and in Pasadena on February 25. The program will look at where things are now and how to bridge the gap in transitional care for persons with dementia.

Physicians, nurses, nursing home administrators and social workers are encouraged to attend. (Continuing education credits will be available for nursing home administrators, nurses and social workers.) The featured speaker will be G. Allen Power, M.D., clinical associate professor of medicine at the University of Rochester. Dr. Power is the author of Dementia Beyond Drugs and Dementia Beyond Disease. He is a board certified internist and geriatrician, and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians / American Society for Internal Medicine.

The California Partnership to Improve Dementia Care was formed in 2012 to improve dementia care and eliminate the misuse of antipsychotic medication in nursing homes. The partnership was launched by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), and a diverse group of stakeholders, including the California Medical Association. The partnership offers numerous resources to assist nursing homes with culture change practices that improve dementia care, including workshops, videos and training materials designed to teach providers about models that enhance the care experience and empower residents and staff through best practices that achieve national and state goals.

For more information or to register for the event, click here.


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